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Genuine Toro Parts: Toro Hydraulic Filters

When your business depends on turf equipment as part of its normal operations, it’s essential that the equipment stays in peak operating condition and that any downtime is minimized. Hydraulic systems are often one of the functional components of turf equipment, and any kind of failure in the hydraulic system is likely to cause significant downtime. Historically, the vast majority of hydraulic system failures have been attributable to contamination of the oil, and this contamination typically occurs when there is some kind of failure or deficiency with the hydraulic filters being used. This is one very clear example of why
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Kenney Machinery Winter Service Special

Great news!  You can now save up to 15% on labor, 15% on parts, and 50% on transportation when you have your equipment serviced at Kenney Machinery this winter! Not only that, we’ll also give you May 2019 terms, so you won’t have to pay for the service until next year. The sooner you bring your equipment in for service (or have us pick it up at your location), the more you save, as per the table below: Your discounts will be applied based on the date your equipment is received at the Kenney Machinery service department. We have the
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Benefits of Pond Aeration

Most ponds may be artificial in origin, but they are still complex ecosystems requiring attention and care to stay healthy and beautiful. Of the many tasks that you can take on to improve the quality of your pond, aeration is one of the most straightforward options, as well as the most rewarding. What is Pond Aeration? Aeration is the process of adding oxygen to a body of water through whatever means. Aside from growing aquatic plants – a Black Princess water lily is an example – that naturally releases oxygen into the water around them, the most common form of
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Advice for Local Outdoor Power Equipment Dealers From a 37-yr Industry Veteran

[simple-social-share] Here at Kenney Machinery, we’re incredibly proud of our hard-working employees whose passion for their jobs drives our success as a company.  To help our customers get to know the people who work day in and day out to make us one of the best turf equipment distributors in the region, we like to periodically put the spotlight on Kenney Machinery employees so they can share their knowledge and experience. This month we’re featuring Merle Yockey, a Kenney Machinery sales representative who works with local Toro dealers.  Merle has worked in the turf equipment industry for an incredible 37
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How Does a Toro Groundsmaster Compare to an Indy Car?

[simple-social-share] It’s Memorial Day weekend 2016, and for the Indianapolis-based Kenney Machinery Corporation, that means it’s time for the 100th running of the Indy 500 auto race. For anyone who lives in the city of Indianapolis, this race and all the pageantry and tradition that surrounds it is a source of great civic pride.  We at the Kenney Corporation are especially proud that a division of our company, Landtech Design, was involved in a $90 million project to upgrade the Indianpolis Motor Speedway, including a new roundabout and pedestrian plaza outside turn 1. We’re also proud of the fact that
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Tax Benefits of Turf Equipment Purchases

[simple-social-share] It’s that time of year again-the time when your accountant lets you know how much you’re going to owe in taxes to Uncle Sam. And if you are based in Illinois, you may want to get in touch with a tax accountant chicago to help with your payments. If your accountant is worth the money you pay him, one of the questions he’ll be asking you is whether or not you qualify for any section 179 tax deductions for 2015. In order to help you impress your accountant, someone similar to Dave Burton by actually knowing what the heck
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Indiana High School Football State Finalists Play on Toro Turf

The Indiana High School Athletic Association 2015 football state finals are coming up on November 27th and 28th, and while the championship games will be played on the artificial FieldTurf surface at Lucas Oil Stadium, many of the teams in the finals play their home games on fields that are maintained at least in part by Toro turf equipment. While we are certainly not claiming that there is a direct correlation between a high school football team’s use of Toro equipment to maintain their field and the likelihood that they will make it to the state championship game, we think
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Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

Kenney Machinery is dedicated to helping our clients prosper. Hiring the right people plays a major role in the success of your business. But first, you have to navigate the tricky territory of job interviews and employee on-boarding. One of the most important parts of this process is carrying out a background check which is why the support from ClearStar can be so valuable. There are other steps that can be taken during the recruitment process to ensure that the right candidates are selected for a job role too. For example, in some industries, pre-employment screening measures such as a
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